Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.7 Di III VXD Lens for Sony E

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Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.7 Di III VXD Lens for Sony E
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • 225-750mm Equivalent on APS-C Cameras
  • Aperture Range: f/5-6.7 to f/22-32
  • Low Dispersion and Aspherical Elements
The dynamic Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.7 Di III VXD for full-frame-format Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras is a compact and versatile super-telephoto zoom lens well suited to capture a wide array of subjects ranging from landscapes and birds to sports and wildlife photography. The optical construction features 25 elements in 16 groups and utilizes special lens elements and hybrid aspherical lens elements to control chromatic aberrations. Each element features a BBAR-G2 coating to reduce flare and ghosting for high contrast and color accuracy. The VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) linear motor focus mechanism delivers extreme high-speed and high-precision movement and ensures exceptionally responsive performance and is compatible with Sony Hybrid AF and Eye AF features in enabled cameras. The minimum object distance of 23.6" at 150mm end of the zoom range provides dynamic close-up imaging and add to the lens' remarkable overall usability.
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Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.7 DI III Overview

The dynamic Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.7 Di III VXD for full-frame-format Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras is a compact and versatile super-telephoto zoom lens well suited to capture a wide array of subjects ranging from landscapes and birds to sports and wildlife photography. The optical construction features 25 elements in 16 groups and utilizes special lens elements and hybrid aspherical lens elements to control chromatic aberrations. Each element features a BBAR-G2 coating to reduce flare and ghosting for high contrast and color accuracy. The VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) linear motor focus mechanism delivers extreme high-speed and high-precision movement and ensures exceptionally responsive performance and is compatible with Sony Hybrid AF and Eye AF features in enabled cameras. The minimum object distance of 23.6" at 150mm end of the zoom range provides dynamic close-up imaging and add to the lens' remarkable overall usability.

The VC image stabilization facilitates shooting handheld at the 500mm ultra-telephoto position, and the Arca-type-compatible rotating tripod mount has integrated strap attachment loops for safety and support when shooting in the field. Designed and built with moisture-resistant construction for use in inclement conditions, plus a fluorine coating on the front lens element to protect against dust, dirt, and smudging.

Versatile ultra Telephoto zoom for Sony E-mount full-frame-format mirrorless cameras with a 225-750mm equivalent focal length when used on an APS-C format camera body.
VC image stabilization facilitates shooting handheld at the 500mm ultra-telephoto position, with three modes: standard, panning, and framing priority.
XLD (eXtra Low Dispersion), LD (Low Dispersion), and GM (Glass-Molded Aspherical) elements greatly reduce color fringing, chromatic aberrations, and image distortion throughout the zoom range for improved clarity and color accuracy.
BBAR-G2 (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) Coating has been applied to lens elements to suppress internal reflections, flare, and ghosting to achieve greater contrast and color fidelity.
Rotating Arca-type tripod mount with incorporated strap attachment loops.
Switches redesigned for improved operability, plus Flex Zoom Lock mechanism to hold zoom position.
Included lens hood is protected with flexible, shock-absorbing front rim to prevent cracks and damage.
Zoom ring small 75° arc of rotation enables swift adjustment to the desired focal length with minimal movement.
VXD Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive linear motor delivers impressively quiet, quick, and smooth focusing performance for both still and video applications. Compatible with Sony's Direct Manual Focus function and Eye AF on enabled cameras, and full-time manual focus override is available.
Designed and built with moisture-resistant construction for use in inclement conditions, plus a fluorine coating on the front lens element to protect against dust, dirt, and smearing.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
UPC: 725211570011

Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.7 DI III Specs

Focal Length150 to 500mm
Maximum Aperturef/5 to 6.7
Minimum Aperturef/22 to 32
Lens MountSony E
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View16° 25' to 4° 57'
Minimum Focus Distance23.6" / 60 cm
Macro Reproduction Ratio1:3.1
Optical Design25 Elements in 16 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Tripod CollarRemovable and Rotating
Filter Size82 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.7 x 8.3" / 93 x 209.6 mm
Weight4.14 lb / 1.88 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight5.57 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.9 x 8.2 x 6.5"
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